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dgulotta
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:33 am    Post subject: Firefox + Bluetooth audio Reply with quote

I am able to get Bluetooth audio to work in mplayer by using
Code:
mplayer -ao alsa:device=bluealsa
However, I cannot seem to find any way of getting Firefox to use Bluetooth to play audio. Some documentation seems to suggest that it should be possible to get Firefox to use Bluetooth by setting the ALSA_CARD and ALSA_PCM_CARD environment variables, but I can't figure out what I am supposed to set them to.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

firefox does not support ALSA only anymore, you must use pulseaudio. the good news is that although "unsupported", pulseaudio works fine without consolekit/systemd.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blopsalot wrote:
firefox does not support ALSA only anymore, you must use pulseaudio.


firefox 52 esr still does.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bunder wrote:
blopsalot wrote:
firefox does not support ALSA only anymore, you must use pulseaudio.


firefox 52 esr still does.


oops ok. the end is coming soon for 52 though, so people need to plan migration.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To clarify, I don't have any problems playing audio on my laptop speakers in Firefox. It is just telling Firefox to use Bluetooth that is the problem.
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